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Outlook 2013: The Environmental Agenda in the Year Ahead

Outlook 2013: The Environmental Agenda in the Year Ahead
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Andrew Childers, Jessica Coomes, Patricia Rizzuto, John Sullivan, and Amena H. Saiyid, Bloomberg BNA
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All registrants of this webinar will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the Environment Reporter's 2013 Outlook (a $75 value).

EPA will have a new administrator in 2013 facing a number of difficult regulatory decisions. The agency will have to finalize the first sector-specific limits for greenhouse gas emissions in April with standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants. Having addressed new plants, EPA will be under pressure from environmental groups to impose limits on existing plants as well. Among air pollution issues, the agency must decide how strict the next ozone air quality standard should be, a decision that could have important implications for industry for years to come. New Clean Water Act rules are on the agenda as well, with EPA set to issue proposed effluent limits for steam-generating power plants, and it remains to be seen if the next administrator embraces the integrated planning approach for managing stormwater and wastewater to the extent that outgoing EPA administrator Lisa Jackson did. In the area of chemicals, EPA is expected to continue its scrutiny of existing chemicals in commerce, and key lawmakers on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a serious effort to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act.

This 90-minute webinar is designed to help you:

  • Identify key components of the 2013 environmental agenda and follow a road map for tracking environmental issues at the agency and on Capitol Hill that have real-world implications for U.S. business.
  • Recognize significant regulations that are likely to surface this year in air and water pollution, climate change, and toxic substances.
  • Understand who would be affected by these regulations and how.
  • Explore trends in environmental enforcement and areas of emphasis for EPA and the Justice Department.

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Andrew Childers, Jessica Coomes, Patricia Rizzuto, John Sullivan, and Amena H. Saiyid, Bloomberg BNA

Andrew Childers

Andrew Childers joined Bloomberg BNA in April 2008 and covers EPA’s greenhouse gas regulatory program under the Clean Air Act and issues related to biofuels and fuel efficiency. He also has covered air pollution, endangered species, and environmental enforcement. Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, he worked as a reporter in Annapolis, Md., where he covered state utility regulation, the Chesapeake Bay cleanup, and consumer affairs, and transportation. He has won numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Suburban Newspaper Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a graduate of Frostburg (Md.) State University.

Jessica Coomes
Jessica Coomes joined Bloomberg BNA in 2009 and has covered the air pollution and environmental enforcement beats since 2011. She covers some of EPA’s most significant regulations, including mercury standards for power plants, national ambient air quality standards, and the agency’s attempts to address pollution that crosses state lines. She also covers legal challenges to EPA air rules, particularly in the D.C. Circuit. She has worked at Congressional Quarterly and Newhouse News Service in Washington as a congressional reporter and at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, covering state and local government. She is an Ohio native and has bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Kent State University.

Patricia Ruzzo
Patricia Rizzuto covers chemicals, risk assessment, toxicology, and related sciences at Bloomberg BNA, where she has worked on these and waste issues for 13 years. Special features she has written include a special report documenting that EPA spent less than 1 percent of its 2008 enforcement budget enforcing core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act and another special report exploring the dynamic that has prompted the U.S. to negotiate for and sign nearly a dozen multilateral environmental treaties but ratify none. She received a bachelor’s in communications from Juniata College in Huntington, Pa.

John Sullivan
John Sullivan has been director of environment, health, and safety news at Bloomberg BNA since January 2011, with responsibility for six publications, including Daily Environment Report and Environment Reporter. Prior to that, he was an assistant managing editor in the EHS Division from February 2008 to December 2010. He has worked as a reporter and editor at Bloomberg BNA since 1989, covering labor, the environment, and job safety and health. He received a National Press Club award for analysis in 2004 while reporting on labor issues for Bloomberg BNA and has won several reporting awards from the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. He also has worked as a journalist in Africa for Bloomberg BNA and other news outlets. He is a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston.

Amina Saiyid
Amena H. Saiyid has been covering water pollution, pipeline safety programs, and congressional appropriations for Bloomberg BNA since 2005. She also has reported on U.S. coal, emissions and uranium markets for Platts Inc., a news publication for energy and metals pricing and news. In 2012, she won the 2011 Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Award for in-depth analysis of the congressional spending impasse. In 2004-2005, she served as an American Political Science Association congressional journalism fellow on energy and environmental issues with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). She also has won journalism awards from the Virginia Press Association and the Suburban Newspapers of America. Amena holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.